We organised Park Lane Academy's Careers Convention with 30 employers, training providers, colleges and universities attending to inspire and engage the students.
We teamed up with Mosaic and the Princes Trust to run an online enterprise challenge with year 9 at Park Lane Academy. Students worked with business volunteers to learn about how to run a business in order to make a profit. They also learnt about ethical trading.
We delivered workshops at Park Lane Academy in Halifax preparing year 10 and 11 students for mock interviews. These concentrated on communication skills and identifying your own skills and qualities. These workshops were followed up the following week by a mock interview supported by local employers and providers.
We worked at Park Lane Academy with students who were interested in finding out more about apprenticeships. We were supported by current apprentices from Together Housing and Calderdale College as well as the National Apprenticeship Service's ASK project.
We held the fourth in our series of Employability Skills lessons at Farfield Primary with years 3, 4, 5 and 6. This time the focus was team work and students worked together to build the tallest tower!
We organised a World of Work Day at Thornton Primary School in Bradford. Students from reception through to year 6 met volunteers from the world of work and had the opportunity to ask them questions and find out about their jobs and careers journeys.
We held a very successful Careers Convention at Beckfoot School with over 30 employers and providers. Years 8, 9, 11, 12 and 13 all attended to find out about different routes and options for when they leave school.
We delivered an Aim Higher Afternoon with a group of year 10 and 11 students from Beckfoot School. The students found out about University Life from students from Leeds Beckett University.
We worked at Park Lane Academy delivering a Careers Drop down day. In the morning Year 11 students found out about post-16 options and routes. In the afternoon Years 10 and 11 had the opportunity to meet a range of post-16 and 18 providers: sixth forms, colleges and apprenticeship providers. This was to l help inform their post-16 option choices.
We have held a parent coffee morning at Park Lane Academy in Halifax. This was so parents of year 10 and 11 students could learn about post-16 routes and options and financial support available. This was supported by colleagues from the DWP and local post-16 institutions.
We will be holding Aim Higher afternoons at Farfield Primary School in Bradford. Year 5 and 6 students will learn about both universities and higher level apprenticeships.
We will be working with Reinwood Juniors in Kirklees to deliver two days of Enterprise Challenges with year 6. Students will be designing their own theme park following their end of term trip to one.
We are going to be delivering a day of Employability Skills at St Clare's in Bradford. Students will learn to identify their own skills and qualities, learn to present themselves positively, develop communication techniques, write CVs and practice interview skills.
We will be working with parents at St Clare's school in Bradford to develop their employability skills.